Society of Insurance Research to Demystify Big Data at Annual Conference October 14 - 17

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Insurance Research (SIR) is pleased to announce final details regarding its 42nd Annual Conference & Exhibit Fair, which will take place October 14 – 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"This year, the Society of Insurance Research Annual Conference theme is on Demystifying Big Data.  To ensure our attendees get the full big data picture, we included a claims track along with our three track staples: Property-Casualty Personal Lines, Property-Casualty Commercial Lines, and Health Insurance," said Sharon Markovsky, Annual Conference Chair. "SIR members and other product, research, and competitive intelligence attendees from the insurance industry will have more than 40 highly focused sessions from which to choose. All of these sessions have been lined up by our conference committee, which has been working throughout the year to bring high-level industry presenters and actionable content to our attendees."

"Each specialty track at the Society of Insurance Research Annual Conference & Exhibit Fair provides a robust agenda that will provide actionable insights to the way insurance companies will do business in the future," said Gary Hodge, President of the Society of Insurance Research.  "We are particularly pleased at this year's addition of a separate Claims track, as claims data has become such a key focus for insurer performance management research."

Listed below is just a sampling of some sessions for each track. More information is available at Clicking on the orange & blue "save your spot" graphic there will take visitors to the event web site for the detailed agenda, lodging and travel information, and on-line registration.

Personal Lines:
Customer Lifetime Value
Strategy Maps: Competitor Analysis Beyond Four Corners
Usage-Based Insurance/Telematics

Commercial Lines:
Forecasting and Modeling: Getting the Most Value out of Your Pricing Data
Data Modeling for Better Campaigns
Predictive Modeling and GLM Analytics

Health Insurance:
Marketing Analytics Roadmap: Developing an Effective Consumer-Centric Model
Payment Innovation and Risk Mitigation
Pharmaceutical Benefits, Management Trends, and Strategies

Claims Performance Improvement through Technology and Analytics
The Dos and Don'ts of Using Social Media in Claims investigations
Unlocking the Power of Claims Data

About the Society of Insurance Research

The SIR is a leading forum for insurance practitioners from all aspects of the industry, focusing on emerging research approaches and industry issues for the benefit of individual members and their employers. SIR members have accountabilities in research, product development, competitive intelligence, marketing, strategic planning, and many other disciplines within the business.

The Society provides opportunities to learn and network for anyone who produces or uses research about the insurance business. This is accomplished through conferences, a web portal and webinars for SIR members, and other offerings. 

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For more information, see, email, or call SIR Executive Director Ed Budd at 317-398-3684.


Ed Budd


Executive Director

Society of Insurance Research

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